Australia v West Indies
West Indies in Australia 1975/76 (3rd Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 26th, 27th, 28th, 30th December 1975 (5-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by 8 wickets
UmpiresRC Bailhache, JR Collins
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 38/0 (Redpath 16*, Turner 16*)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 270/4 (GS Chappell 42*, Cosier 44*)
Close of play day 3West Indies (2) 92/3 (Kallicharran 9*, Richards 34*)
Man of the MatchJR Thomson

West Indies first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RC Fredericksc McCosker b Thomson591151426- 
CG Greenidgec Marsh b Thomson31835-- 
LG Rowec IM Chappell b Thomson033-- 
AI Kallicharranc Marsh b Thomson204886-- 
IVA Richardsb Lillee4154854- 
*CH Lloydc GS Chappell b Thomson2912-- 
+DL Murrayc Walker b Lillee2438483- 
BD Julienc Mallett b Lillee1834382- 
VA Holderb Walker2447722- 
AME Robertsc Marsh b Lillee62833-- 
LR Gibbsnot out069-- 
Extras(4 lb, 22 nb, 1 w)27
Total(all out, 287 minutes, 47 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Greenidge), 2-22 (Rowe), 3-91 (Kallicharran), 4-103 (Fredericks), 5-108 (Lloyd), 6-167 (Murray), 7-172 (Richards), 8-199 (Julien), 9-218 (Roberts), 10-224 (Holder, 47 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee14   2564-4
Thomson11   1625113
Walker13   1461-6
Cosier4   0150--
Mallett5   1180-1

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IR Redpathb Roberts10225832010- 
A Turnerb Roberts2147941- 
RB McCoskerc Murray b Julien41020-- 
IM Chappellc Kallicharran b Gibbs351051493- 
*GS Chappellc Murray b Julien521271933- 
GJ Cosierc Kallicharran b Roberts10918625413- 
+RW Marshc and b Gibbs561091435- 
MHN Walkerc Murray b Roberts123-- 
DK Lilleec Richards b Holder2569853- 
JR Thomsonlbw b Julien44477932 
AA Mallettnot out31315-- 
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 22 nb)33
Total(all out, 683 minutes, 118.3 overs)485
Fall of wickets:
1-49 (Turner), 2-61 (McCosker), 3-151 (IM Chappell), 4-188 (Redpath), 5-302 (GS Chappell), 6-390 (Cosier), 7-392 (Walker), 8-415 (Marsh), 9-471 (Lillee), 10-485 (Thomson, 118.3 ov)
West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Roberts32   21264-6
Holder27   21231-12
Gibbs30   9812--
Richards1   020--

West Indies second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RC Fredericksb GS Chappell2644594- 
CG Greenidgec Marsh b Walker823222- 
LG Rowec Marsh b Lillee81941-- 
AI Kallicharranc Marsh b Lillee32117141-- 
IVA Richardsc Marsh b Thomson3651685- 
*CH Lloydc Lillee b Mallett10212120614- 
+DL Murrayc Marsh b Lillee2282753- 
BD Julienb Walker2756533- 
VA Holderrun out1531391- 
AME Robertsc Mallett b IM Chappell5551- 
LR Gibbsnot out525221- 
Extras(8 b, 4 lb, 14 nb)26
Total(all out, 372 minutes, 69.2 overs)312
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Greenidge), 2-48 (Fredericks), 3-48 (Rowe), 4-99 (Richards), 5-151 (Kallicharran), 6-229 (Murray), 7-278 (Julien), 8-288 (Lloyd), 9-297 (Roberts), 10-312 (Holder, 69.2 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee15   1703-6
Walker19   1742-4
GS Chappell7   1231-1
IM Chappell5.2371--
Thomson9   0511-7
Mallett14   0611-2

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB McCoskernot out2232521- 
A Turnerb Roberts722271- 
IR Redpathc sub (KD Boyce) b Julien9762- 
IM Chappellnot out1314163- 
*GS Chappelldid not bat      
GJ Cosierdid not bat      
+RW Marshdid not bat      
MHN Walkerdid not bat      
DK Lilleedid not bat      
JR Thomsondid not bat      
AA Mallettdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 3 nb)4
Total(2 wickets, 52 minutes, 8.7 overs)55
Fall of wickets:
1-23 (Turner), 2-36 (Redpath)
West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Roberts3   0191-4
Julien3   0131--
Greenidge1   100--
Rowe1   060--

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> GJ Cosier made his debut in Test matches
--> RC Fredericks (1) passed 3000 runs in Test matches when he reached 37
--> AI Kallicharran (1) passed 2000 runs in Test matches when he reached 11
--> IR Redpath (1) passed 14500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 55
--> GS Chappell (1) passed 15500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 33
--> GJ Cosier (1) made his first century in Test matches
--> RW Marsh (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> GJ Cosier made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> VA Holder made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> AME Roberts reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed GJ Cosier, his 3rd wicket in the Australia first innings

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